M. E. Barber

IF the path I travel

Lead me to the Cross,

If the way Thou choosest,

Lead to pain and loss,

Let the compensation

Daily, hourly, be

Shadowless communion,

Blessed Lord with Thee.


If there’s less of earth joy

Give, Lord, more of heav’n.

Let the spirit praise Thee,

Though the heart be riv’n;

If sweet earthly ties, Lord,

Break at Thy decree,

Let the tie that binds us,

Closer, sweeter be.


Lonely through the pathway,

Cheer it with Thy smile,

Be Thou my companion

Through earth’s little while;

Selfless may I live, Lord,

By Thy grace to be,

Just a cleansed channel

For Thy life through me.


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